Resources for Understanding and Confronting Racism and Its Impact

"No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise." — Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993), the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera and civil rights activist.

During this time of community pain, anguish, reflection and a longing for impactful action, we hope that the information on this page will be useful as we work to do our part as individuals and Duke community members to identify a positive path forward. You will find a collection of resources including books, articles, events and programs about a range of topics addressing different facets and dimensions of structural racism and inequities, and how each one of us can help build the transformed university and community we need to address them. As a Duke community with its own difficult history of racism and discrimination, particularly towards Black people, the path towards racial equity is one that has included progress and challenges, but we are hopeful that the galvanizing spirit of this tragic moment and our collective community's talents and energy will merge to create a trajectory towards a better tomorrow.

We will update this page as new content becomes available. Please share this page with others and also share with us any resources we may have overlooked by contacting the OIE Webmaster.


Kimberly Hewitt
Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer

Abbas Benmamoun
Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement



Updated: Oct 13, 2021


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